Category Archives: science

Britain’s “Iron Man”

Inventor Richard Browning puts his jet engine-powered suit through its paces, beating his own record for speed and distance during a test flight.

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The Story of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket

From the beginning to April of last year. Please mute the music if you find it annoying. [4:09 of 4:41]

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Climeworks

Climeworks is capturing CO2 from air with the world’s first commercial carbon removal technology. Our direct air capture plants remove CO2 from the atmosphere to supply to customers and to unlock a negative emissions future. We built and operate the … Continue reading

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Perfect circle vs. perfect loop

Explore the design behind a vertical loop with a marble track, a bucket full of water, and some paper cutouts.

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SUV headlights tested – IIHS

ARLINGTON, Va. — New midsize SUV ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show that headlights are improving when it comes to visibility, but many still need to do a better job of lighting the road ahead while limiting … Continue reading

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Multiple Kill Vehicles – fave

Lockheed Martin’s Multiple Kill Vehicle (MKV-L) Same, but older prototype

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Approaching Jupiter

Stitched together time lapse of the approach to Jupiter. Both beautiful and scary.

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Side underride guards for semitrailers

New IIHS tests show how a well-­built side underride guard can prevent a passenger vehicle from sliding beneath the side of a semitrailer. The tests mark the first time that IIHS has evaluated a side underride guard. IIHS ran two … Continue reading

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A detailed tour of the ISS

American astronaut Steven Swanson takes us on a most detailed tour of the International Space Station. [50:31] Video link.

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Fun with magnetic balls (spheres)

The second most satisfying way to play with your balls. These balls were 10mm in diameter. That reminds me…

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The Boring Company

This is Elon Musk’s concept on tunneling under cities to get people to destinations faster and safer. More info.

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How not to break a Mars Rover

The Mars Yard, at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is one of the closest simulations of Mars that we’ve got. Admittedly, there’s a bit more atmosphere and gravity, but it’s the only way to test what might happen before sending commands … Continue reading

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Making a PB&J aboard the ISS

Expedition 50 commander Shane Kimbrough demonstrates on-orbit preparation of one of Earth’s most popular foods: the humble peanut butter and jelly sandwich. But without bread. And without being a juggler.

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World’s first VTOL electric plane tested

Cold Fusion educates us on the world’s first vertical takeoff and landing jet that’s powered by batteries. Looks promising. Flying car?? [5:27]

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Driveshaft phasing

I never knew this was factor when it came to driveshafts. Classroom physics for all the guys who drive lifted vehicles.

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Inside the International Space Station

Steven Swanson gives us one of the most detailed tours of the ISS. [50:31] Video link.

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